Sunday, February 4, 2018

FREAB Meeting - February 5, 2018 - EVALUATIONS!!

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board will have their first meeting of 2018 on Monday, February 5, 2018. The FREAB meets in Suite N901 (ninth floor) at 400 West Robinson Street, Orlando, FL. The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.

The legal agenda is light; only four cases are on the docket. All involve consideration of a Settlement Stipulation by the FREAB. Nevertheless, there is always a chance something interesting will be discussed, and a learning opportunity will result.

Things are bound to get interesting around 1:00 P.M. At that time the board is scheduled to take up a Discussion of Evaluations. This discussion was prompted by amendments to Chapter 475 Part II as a result of HB 927, passed by the 2017 Florida Legislature, and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The amendments became effective October 1, 2017.

There is plenty to say about the amendments, and the attempt to soften standards applicable to the services provided by Florida Appraisers. Rather than reproduce everything here, Appraiser Active suggests you take a look at the documents to be considered by the FREAB, including the comment letter from yours truly. CLICK HERE. My comments start on page 29 of the pdf.

If you have a chance to attend the meeting and weigh in, I'm sure the FREAB will welcome you comments. If not, the meeting will be live streamed. TUNE IN and hear the conversation and how the board decides to proceed. If thee TUNE IN link above does not direct you to the GoTo meeting page, use this LINK and click on live stream.